One of the times I had the most fun ever learning is when Dave, a management consultant and former flying cadet, gave me a stunt-flying lesson. About 4 years ago, on a sunny September day I headed out from Liverpool Airport over the seaside. We looped the loop, spun on a wing tip, flew low over Oulton Park. It was magical.
- It taught me a few really great lessons:
- Enthusiasm makes the difference between magical and technical
- Nerves are ok because it means you are doing something new, but it soon passes!
- Jargon should only be used to help learners understand better, not to show off
- Order is critical – although I have heard many times the importance of ‘inspire, then involve then inform’ it came to life for me that day
- You need a guide to learn with, to hold your hand as you go beyond your current comfort zone.
I sprinkle this enjoyment through all my events. You will enjoy your time with me, whether you’re listening to me talk about “How Looping the Loop Taught me the Secret of Eternal Youth” or attending a workshop on writing simple contracts , or at a webinar learning how to avoid contract disasters.
An edited version of this appears on Potential Unearthed’s blog.